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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION LOCOMOTIVE INSPECTION REPORTS AND PHOTOPRINTS, 1931-1964
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by: Robert S. Harding & Don Darroch, April 2002

History

The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), a former independent agency of the US Government, was established in 1887 and charged with regulating the economics and services of specified carriers engaged in transportation between states. Surface transportation under the ICC's jurisdiction included railroads, trucking companies, bus lines, freight forwarders, water carriers, oil pipelines, transportation brokers and express agencies.

The first regulatory commission in US history, the ICC was established as a result of mounting public indignation against railroad malpractices and abuses. The ICC's effectiveness was at first limited by the failure of Congress to give it enforcement power, by the Supreme Court's interpretation of its powers and by the vague language of its enabling act. However, beginning with the Hepburn Act (1906), the ICC's jurisdiction was gradually extended beyond railroads to all common carriers except aircraft by 1940. Its enforcement powers to set rates were also progressively extended, through statute and broadened Supreme Court interpretations of the commerce clause of the Constitution, as were its investigative authority for determining fair rates of return on which to base rates. In addition, the ICC was given the task of consolidating railroad systems and managing labor disputes in interstate transport. In the 1950s and 1960s the ICC enforced Supreme Court rulings that required the desegregation of passenger terminal facilities.

Beginning in the 1960s the ICC's functions were progressively reduced as government control of surface transportation was deregulated. The agency was terminated at the end of 1995 and many of its remaining functions were transferred to the new National Surface Transportation Board.

Source of above: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 2001

Scope & Content

This collection is arranged into four series: Series 1: STEAM LOCOMOTIVES BOILER RECORDS, Series 2: ELECTRICS, DIESELS, RAIL CAR RECORDS, Series 3: RECORD BOOKS, & Series 4: PHOTOPRINTS and consists of records and photographs of the ICC for the years 1931-1964. Most of the photographs are of accidents or failures of equipment. The photographs are dated and railroads identified. Accident times and circumstances are noted. The records were compiled by the Bureau of Rail Safety of the Federal Railroad Administration. Data include names of locomotive builders as well as of railroads operating them.

Container List

Box   Folder
 SERIES 1: STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BOILER RECORDS
1 1 Index
2 Boiler Number: 65287
3 17690
4 20792
5 20375
6 21306
7 31460
2 8 69791
9 54952
10 60385
11 59932
12 38340
13 70057
14 482
3 15 66555
16 57034
17 70865
18 Q-637
19 56810
20 Ex 7058-30-9
4 21 425
22 42084
23 39189
24 8381
25 43409
26 60076
5 27 61909
28 64154
29 6696
30 35798
31 4166
32 65320
6 33 64510
34 65291
35 69631
36 65624
37 48
7 38 5012
39 56830
40 2802
41 60123
42 40166
43 29254
8 44 61732
45 63072
46 47240
47 54224
48 6
49 6642
50 8663
9 51 68834
52 69125
53 6246
54 57507
55 5129
56 28500
57 57578
10 58 51820
59 58607
60 58903
61 60946
62 2
63 6021
64 54-S-143
11 65 31436
66 54 S 412
67 7817
68 126
69 21784
70 72794
12 71 69760
72 69580
73 28910
74 46456
75 9778
76 43563

Box   Folder
SERIES 2: ELECTRICS, DIESELS, RAIL CARS RECORDS 
13 77 Car No.: 127
78 7688
79 GE3843 AL53785
80 41893
81 28652-A

Box   Folder
SERIES 3: RECORD BOOKS, 1936-1941
14 1 Numbered Lists of Negatives, 1936-1941 (loose leaf)
2 Alphabetical lists of Railroad's equipment (ledger type)

Box   Folder
SERIES 4: PHOTOPRINTS
15 1 U.P. Miscellaneous Accidents, 1931-1948
2 Wabash - Crown sheet failures, 1937
3 Verde Tunnel and shelter - misc., 1937-1938
4 Union Railroad, 1937-1943
5 Virginian - misc. accidents, 1939-1948
6 Virginian - Crown sheet failures, 1941
7 Utah Copper - Crown sheet failures, 1942
8 U.P. - Crown sheet failures, 1942-1948
9 Virginian - misc. - not accidents, 1943-1944
10 Locomotive No. 1533
11 AT & SF crown sheet failure
12& 13 ACL crown sheet failure
14 I.C. crown sheet failure
15 N.Y.C. crown sheet failure
16 N.P. crown sheet failure
17 P.V.S. crown sheet failure
18 T&P crown sheet failure
19 AT & SF Marceline, Mo. Unit 101
20 A.C.L. Fell from locomotive footboard
16 1 B & O No. 7513
2 B & O No. 696
3 B.B. No. 3743
4 CMSTP&P No. 373
5 CRI&P No. 2694
6 C&S No. 531
7 D.L. & W. No. 462
8 D. & R. G. W. No. 1228
9 D. & R. G. W. No. 3614
10 D. & R. G. W. No. 1705
11 D. & R. G. W. No. 1159
12 D. & R. G. W. No. 454
13 Erie No. 3341
14 Erie No. 381
15 F.T.W. & D.C. No. 911
16 I.C. No. 2453
17 KCS No. 481
18 L. & N. No. 1889
19 M.P. No. 1533
20 N.Y.C. No. 1542
21 N. & W. No. 1216
22 N. & W. No. 1488
23 N.P. No. 2609
24 P.R.R. No. 6447
25 Sou. No. 670
26 Sou. No. 6060
27 Sou. No. 627
28 Sou. No. 4861
29 Sou. No. 4900
30 Sou. No. 6622
31 S.P. No. 4175
32 S.P. No. 3313
33 S.P. No. 2589
34 S.P. No. 4104
35 S.P. No. 3215
36 S.P. No. 1729
37 SP&S No. 626
38 SP&S No. 700
39 U.P. No. 2497
40 U.P. No. 1614-c
41 U.P. No. 1187
42 W.P. No. 257
43 AT & SF - Crown sheet failure No. 1805
44 A.C.L. - Crown sheet failure No. 1138
45 F.E.C. - Crown sheet failure No. 815
46 I.C. - Crown sheet failure No. 2501
47 L.& N. - Crown sheet failure No. 1910
48 N.& W. - Crown sheet failure No. 2114
49 B & O Locomotive No. 4604
50 Misc. No. accidents F.Y. 1952
17 1 ACL No. 1802
2 B&O No. 4604
3 C. & N. W. No. 4057
4 CMSTP & P No. 102
5 CMSTP & P No. 493
6 C.R. I. & P. No. 632A
7 D&RGW No. 3713
8 G.N. No. 365C
9 GM&O No. 272
10 I.C. No. 335
11 L.I. No. 1503
12 L.I. No. 455
13 L&N No. 1805
14 N.Y.C. No. 538
15 N.Y.C. No. 2795
16 N.Y.C. No. 4112
17 PRR No. 4631
18 PRR No. 6744
19 PRR No. 4315
20 Reading No. 2102
21 Sou. No. 6632
22 Sou. No. 1483
23 Sou. No. 6293
24 Sou. No. 6030
25 Sou. No. 4100
26 Sou. No. 6032
27 S.P. No. 4235
28 S.P. No. 2745
29 S.P. No. 5001
30 S.P. No. 5103
31 S.P. No. 2770
32 S.P. No. 4107
33 S.P. No. 6237
34 U.P. No. 820
35 W.P. No. 210
36 B&O no. 4521
37 C&NW No. 1822
38 E.D. & W. No. 16
39 N.P. No. 1570
40 AT & SF No. 2319
41 A.C.L. No. 50
42 B & O No. 383 & 396
43 CRI & P No. 635
44 D&RGW No. 3710
45 D&RGW No. 1196
46 Erie No. 602
47 G.N. No. 5006
48 G.M. & O. No. 2503
49 L&N No. 618 & 604
50 M.P. No. 4109
51 M.P. No. 9765
52 M.P. No. 1570
53 N.Y.C. No. 1601
54 N.Y.C. No. 4930
55 N.Y.C. No. 5308
56 PRSL (Reading) No. 130
57 SMV No. 100
58 SAL No. 1714
59 SAL No. 264
60 Sou. No. 2108
61 Sou. No. 4338
62 Sou. No. 6215
63 Sou. No. 838
64 S.P. No. 4136
65 S.P. No. 41178
66 S.P. No. 3318
67 S.P. No. 1339
68 S.P. No. 1774
69 S.P. No. 1256
70 S.P. & S. No. 852 A-2
71 U.P. No. 3835 & 3988
18 1 Miscellaneous
2 Miscellaneous
3 C. of Ga. No. 629
4 C. & O. 1642
5 CR&P No. 5026
6 D&RGW No. 3703
7 A&S No. 217
8 AT&SF No. 303-b
9 KCS (L&A) No. 62c
10 L. I. No. 2402
11 M.P. (st.L.B. & M.) No. 125
12 N.Y.C. & St. L. No. 125
13 N. P. No. 5004
14 N. P. No. 5106
15 PRR No. 4374
16 PRR No. 9491a
17 PRR No. 8353
18 PRR No. 4876
19 Sou. No. 4120
20 R. F. & P. No. 102
21 Sou. No. 6069
22 Sou. No. 4359
23 S. P. No. 4443
24 S. P. No. 4152
25 S. P. No. 2718
26 S. P. No. 5104
27 S. P. No. 5503
28 U. P. No. 3801
29 Miscellaneous
30 Miscellaneous
31 BEDT No. 14
32 AT&SF No. 2667
33 CMSTP&P No.-11
34 C.R.I.& P. No. 750
35 DL&W No. 967
36 K. & I. T. No. 54
37 L&N No. 2221
38 M-K-T No. 1572
39 M.P. No. 9734
40 N.Y.C. No. 1989
41 PRR No. 8720
42 PRR No. 9705-B
43 PRR No. 5757A
44 S.P. No. 1287
45 S.P. No. 1295
19 1 S.P. No. 2554
2 Vgn. No. 55
3 Miscellaneous FY. 1954
4 Miscellaneous FT. 1954
5 Not Accident Reports FY. ended 6/30/54
6 B. & O. No. 4548
7 S.P. No. 1226
8 B. & M. No. 3818 & 3820
9 CRI & P No. 1266
10 ACL No. 335-B
11 I.C. No. 8019
12 MSTP&SSM No. 379
13 PRR No. 4928
14 ACL No. 658
15 SAL No. 1711
16 ACL No. 359
17 S.P. No. 4286
18 N & W No. 2170
19 Sou. Pac. No. 1003
20 Reading No. 501
21 PRR No. 9788A
22 DSS&A No. 204
23 AT&SF No.31-A
24 PRR No. 9012
25 U.P. No. 1639
26 Miscellaneous Wheel Failures
27 Miscellaneous FY 1955
28 Miscellaneous- accident Photos
29 Miscellaneous-accident Photo negatives
20 1 C&NW No. 587
2 N&W No. 2153
3 Sou. Pac. No. 4447
4 N. Y. C. No. 4057
5 Norfolk & Western 12/12/1955
6 Penn. No. 9622
7 WABASH No. 355
8 N. Y. O. & W. No. 807
9 Photos used in 45th annual report 7/1/55-6/30/56
10 Miscellaneous- Not accidents Wheel failures 1956
11 Miscellaneous-Not accidents Wheel failures 1956
12 AT&SF No. 330
13 Reading No. 261B
14 Illinois Central No. 2523
15 CRI&P No. 656
16 AT&SF 9/5/56 Image #2
17 Southern Pacific No. 1475
18 S.T.L.-S. F. No.5222
19 CRI&P No. 450
20 SP&S No. 40
21 Penn R. R. No. 9026
22 Union Pacific No. 1494-C
23 N.Y.N.H. & H. No. 798-0782
24 Virginian R.R. No. 109
25 Pennsylvania RR No. 4931
26 Sou. Pac. No. 1574
27 Pennsylvania RR No. 4931
28 Annual Report Photos
29 Miscellaneous Wheel Failures F.Y. 1957
30 Miscellaneous Not Counted 1957
21 1 Wheel failures F.Y. 1958
2 May Be Used in Annual Report 1958
3 Miscellaneous Photos FY 1958
4 Photos of accidents counted FY 1958
5 Photos used in annual report FY 1964
6 Accident Photos FY 1964
7 Accident Photos FY 1964
22 1 Miscellaneous FY 1963-1964
2 Miscellaneous
3 Accident Photos FY 1959
4 Photo Plates for 48th Annual Report
5 Wheel Failures 1958-1959
6 To be used in Annual Report 1958-1959
7 Miscellaneous 1959
8 Wheels-July 1, 1959-June 30, 1960
9 Accident Photos 1959-1960
23 1 Miscellaneous Photos FY 1960
2 NYC 1/10/1960-Report Image #2 & Image #3
3 Accident Photos FY 1960
4 Pictures in 1960 Annual Report
5 Accident Photos FY 1960
6 Miscellaneous Accident Photos 1960-1961
7 Accident Photos FY 1961
8 Pictures in 1961 Annual Report
9 Miscellaneous Photos 1960-1961
10 Accident Photos FY 1962
24 1 Accident Photos FY 1962
2 Pictures in 1962 Annual Report
3 Miscellaneous Photos FY 1962
4 Miscellaneous Photos FY 1962
5 Pictures in 1963 Annual Report
6 Pictures in 1964 Annual Report
7 Miscellaneous Photos FY 1963
8 Accident Photos FY 1963
9 Pictures in 1962 Annual Report

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